Pace's Steak House - Hauppauge

Pace's Steak House - Hauppauge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pacessteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 6319797676
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Cesar Velasquez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact us for off-site catering quotes and availability.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
A word from Pace's Steak House - Hauppauge
Nothing arouses an appetite more than a sizzling, juicy, tender steak... hot, fresh from the broiler, resting on the plate before you, ready to be carved, ready to be eaten...a Pace's steak.
Our meat is different, and you'll taste why. We pay a lot of attention to our steaks long before they even get to our kitchen. First, we select only the best shells directly from the butcher market docks in the heart of New York City. We don't trust anyone else to age them. We do that ourselves, with weeks of rotating under special lights and fans to produce the tastiest, most tender cuts you'll find this side of the Tunnel. Our marinated steaks are bathed with a secret brewed sauce and steeped in it for three days, until the unique flavor permeates every bite. Then we prod and we poke, until we're satisfied that the steak we're serving is a steak you'll remember. The Pace Family--four generations of serving food to the public. Now serving the best steak we hope you'll ever have.
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Pace's Steak House - Hauppauge reviews from OpenTable diners
68 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (43)romantic (29)good for groups (26)neighborhood gem (23)notable wine list (22)fit for foodies (21)vibrant bar scene (9)great for lunch (7)late-night find (5)hot spot (4)great for outdoor dining (3)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Firehat
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I have been going to Pace's for 30 years and it is still one of my favorites.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jerri
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Very disappointed. My husbands steak had to be sent back three times. I registered saying it was his birthday but there was no celebratory mention of it. Steak ended up costing $4 more than menu price. Waiter told us ways it could be cooked but neglected to tell us there was a separate charge. Once the party of 11 came in out waiter no longer came to our table. Our waiter team was rob and mark
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Perfection
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Definitely one of best steakhouses on Long Island. I recommend highly
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    lovesteak13
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I love going to Pace's. I've been going there for over 10 years and have never had a bad experience. Great food, great service, great environment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent beef and soup
    ABAPJunkie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    After a cool reception we enjoyed a really excellent onion soup and Filet Mignons. The vegetables and the Steak Fries have been very good. The wine itself was perfect except that the waiter put all the wine scale during decanting into the claret jug. I think he meant well, but a small introduction of correct decanting wine would help. The restaurant is too dark. I for one prefer some brighter ambience, but maybe other people find that charming. All in all it was a good experience and I can recommend the Pace´s.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    BKJLV
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We recently visited Pace's in Hauppauge and had a great experience. We both had the bone in ribeye steak, one was Cajun style the other was blue cheese. We enjoyed both steaks very much. The staff was attentive and accommodating. We will defiantly go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aruba
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Nice place for special occasion good food & service first time at Pace's we had a good time we would go back again. The porterhouse steak for 2 excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • always a great meal
    BuonnnnnVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    great neighborhood place...food is always and i mean always good the staff is always and i mean always great...food and drinks are flowing...my favorite place
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jusmas117
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food and service are excellent. It's a little expensive but well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a Wonderful Time!
    ShatochatoVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was superb!!! Service, excellent!!! Bartender's Dirty Martini was delicious. Defintely going back. Teh porterhouse for two cooked to perfection and the shrimp in cognac cream sauce out of this world.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • QUINN
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I was very happy to dine at Pace's. I haven't been there for some time. I was very pleasantly surprised with the service, the food was delicious and the sushi on the menu was a plus.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kw37
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We went there for our Anniversary...Requested a corner table...food and service were great...It is one of my favorite places to go for steak..
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    RyanLI
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Went to celebrate an anniversary. Started with some oysters, with the porter for two as the entree and garlic mash, fried onion brick, and creamed spinach side dishes; all of which was amazing. The staff was very courteous and attentive and even made the recommendation for the wine we ended up choosing. This was my third trip to the Hauppague location (the Port Jefferson one has closed) and I would have given the same high remarks for those visits as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BocaMan
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    In the past we have been quite pleased with all aspects of the restaurant.However our recent visit must have been an off day.Although we were the first customers at lunchtime (and the only customers at that moment) service was slow and when the food was served a steak panni arrived instead of the chicken panni I had ordered.By the time the correct meal came my companions were just about finished with there meals.It would have been nice if they had comted a desert or beverage but nobody seemed to be steering the ship in the middle of all this.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exactly what I was looking for...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I needed to reconnect with a couple of friends and discuss business opportunities over steak and wine. Our server, Chris, was 5 stars! Porterhouse was as good as Peter Lugers. The only blemish was the bar tender. She didn't greet us while at the bar and wasn't very attentive. That said, drinks were fine and everyone can have a bad day once in a while. No biggie. Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Consistent & memorable
    Roseanne
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Another excellent dinner at Paces. The friendly staff is always willing to go the extra mile to accommodate requests, help you select a good bottle of wine, etc. I have eaten at Paces many times over many years and have always had a delicious, perfectly prepared steak, fish or pasta dish etc. If you see a special that you like, get it, especially the Oysters Rockefeller. Our meal last Sunday was perfect. FYI: It's a busy/noisy place, so ask for a quiet table away from the kitchen and bathrooms. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great steak
    whereweatethisweek
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We arrived early and the other members of our party were not there yet so we waited at the bar ordered our drinks and found the bartender to be very engaging, friendly and makes a great martini, almost immediately we were in conversation with other people a great start to a night of great food, their marinated steak is the best and the lamb chops are fabulous. Next visit we will arrive extra early.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    letseatoutVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Had a wonderful dinner here last night. Everything we ordered was prepared perfectly. The wait staff couldn't be more attentive. We will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First experience
    exchef
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    This was my first time at Pace's, great food, very pleasant servers and a fitting ambiance for nice night out with my wife. We started with the Kobe beef meatballs, which were very good. We both enjoyed a very well cooked filet mignon, I had the delicious mac and cheese side and she enjoyed the baked sweet potato. I tried the blood orange martini, and didn't like it. All in all it was a great experience albeit a bit overpriced.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Meal
    luvs2dineout
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We ordered the porterhouse steak for two and it was very good. We took our servers suggestion and ordered the sides to share for our party of 4. The wait staff was spot on. My only critic would be about the tea. I would expect a better quality of tea and a selection other than lipton. I would suggest Bigelow or twinings presented in a tea chest to the patron to select their tea. Earl Grey would have finished off the meal very nicely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    Alison
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Excellent steaks & now has a sushi menu. Salad comes with meal but does not state this. Always get house dressing - very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    SCowit
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Had dinner at Paces on Saturday night. Right from entering the front door, we were well greeted. The service, food and atmosphere was excellent. Was there about 5 years ago and nothing has changed from the great dinner we had that night. It was certainly worth the ride from Merrick and it was a great location for a special night
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little pricey but good
    AramVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The dinner was good, we both had steak but I have to say for a Steak house it was weird that none of the "specials" were steak related. The Marinated Aged Rib eye was delicious and cooked just above what I ordered but it was still very good. The restaurant was about 35% full so the noise level was low to moderate. Service was excellent. Overall 8/10.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth Going To
    KnightOfNiVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The steak was good; wanted more "umpf" since I got the special (seared with spice), but we'd go back. Service was excellent! The "library" room is a little dark; I know they want to replicate an "old school" ambiance, but the windows covered with blinds/visible AC units don't work. The sides were very good; no complaints. Quality of the meats were good. LOVE the no corkage fee!!! Wish we'd have known about this before, but I only found out because I asked. We've been there a few times, but not since they instituted this new policy. We'll go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific evening and meal
    Steaks
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Once again a great meal and service at Pace's steak in Hauppauge. Hauppauge location is so much better than Port Jeff. The steaks are high quality and always cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Treat!
    PurpleLadyVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I like a comfortable dining room. Noise level was quite enough to have a conversation. I requested a booth and got one. I definitely would return they have the best steak. The sweet potato fries amazing and the salad dressing was tasty. Service was well-timed and friendly. We will be returning very soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fussyfoodie
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Enjoyable evening with friends. The food was good, the service was great. It is a little pricey
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better then what we expected.
    Greateats
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This was our first time to Paces, we truly enjoyed the food as well as excellent service. It was expensive however it was what we expected. The steaks were perfectly cooked and the sides excellent . We can't wait we till have another meal at Paces .
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LOVE PACES!!!
    foodie5
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Paces Steak House is one of the few restaurants around where you are guaranteed a fantastic meal combined with exceptional service! The employees are professional, accommodating and extremely friendly. All around a delightful experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    excellent food, very professional and courteous service…perfectly prepared porterhouse..we have eaten at most of the steak houses; Pace's is right at the top..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 161 reviews are from the Pace's Steak House - Hauppauge reviews archive.
  • food was outstanding and deliciouss
    FoodLove
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Food was very good. atmosphere was very nice and pleasant. Bar was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food, but...............
    Lhasamom1
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The service and the food were impeccable. I would recommend it highly. The problem I had, was with the valet parking. I did not want to take advantage of the valet parking service. My husband is disabled and I parked in front of the restaurant in the handicapped spot. I was told I could not park there and my car had to be valet parked. I asked to speak to someone in charge. I was told by this person that I had no choice, I had to valet park. I have an extremely expensive car and do not want anyone else driving it. When I left the restaurant, two cars were squeezed into one handicapped spot. I will not be going back if I am forced to use their valet parking.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch
    Enjoylunch2
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Food and service were excellent. Our server was attentive, and the dishes were prepared superbly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Had a great dinner and great service, nice quiet atmosphere
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth the wait
    chrissyNmike
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We were a party of 7 on Saturday night with a 7:30 reservation. The restaurant was filled to capacity. We wound up standing at the bar for an hour waiting for our table. After ordering 14 drinks and inquiring about our table three times we were finally seated. Although it was an extremely long wait for a reserved table, it was worthwhile. The manager redeemed himself by sending an array of delicious appetizers to our table compliments of the house. The steak and side dishes were also outstanding. We will definitely return for another amazing dinner. Hopefully without the wait next time!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak Dinner as usual!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I took my sons here for Easter. The marinated steaks are the best!! Great baked clams and one of the best crab cakes I have had. We come once a month for a steak dinner and to catch up with each other. Love Paces!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steak to Die For!
    SteakLover
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Pace's Steak House has mouthwatering steaks that are out of this world fantastic. Always cooked perfectly, every member of your party receives their steak just as they ordered it!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always worth the trip
    Good4life
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    We go to Paces for celebrations and are never disappointed. Food is always great!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time diner
    Monica
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    This was our first time at Pace's Steakhouse and the food was very good. My husband had a marinated strip steak that was quite juicy and I had the filet mignon w/fondue sauce that was very good. Overall a very pleasant experience. We did have to wait approximately 1/2 hour to be seated with a reservation. Not bad, we had drinks at the vibrant bar scene. Will definitely dine again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We went to celebrate our 28th wedding anniversary and it was perfect! Service was exceptional, Kyle and Patrick were wonderfully attentive and personable . W always enjoy ourselves when dining at Paces and will certainly be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic